What I’m reading lately #1

During 2018 I made a conscious effort to read more and I really want to carry that through into 2019. Today I’ll be sharing my thoughts on my recent reads!

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Towards the end of 2018 I really got into the whole thriller/psychological genre and picked up The Woman in the Window as it sounded intriguing. It centres around a woman who witnesses something distressing from her window and after her neighbour goes missing she must try to piece together what happened. It had a similar feel to The Girl On The Train so if you enjoyed that you’ll like The Woman in the Window.

I loved the plot line which kept me guessing and I found myself reading late into the night. While the ending was a surprise, I expected something a bit more dramatic? Maybe my expectations were too high. Overall I loved the darkness of the story and am excited that there’s a movie coming out.

A Spark Of Light by Jodi Picoult

I was so excited to read Jodi Picoult’s new book and bought it as soon as it hit the shelves. A Spark Of Light centres around a shooting that takes place in an abortion clinic in the deep south, Mississippi. It tackles issues of abortion, murder and sacrifice and the effects they can have on people.

Like most of her books, the story is told from different perspectives. I found this particular book a bit hard to keep up with as there are so many characters.

It took me while to get into this book. About a third of the way through I really got into it and then I couldn’t put it down. The ending was strange for me. It felt a bit incomplete in a way? I was waiting for that ‘big’ ending that her books are known for yet I didn’t experience it with this book. Also, I’m not sure if the connection at the end was meant to be a bombshell. Sometimes I wish I didn’t try so hard to ‘work out’ the endings in books so I can be surprised! Overall I enjoyed it and plan to re read it in order to understand it a bit better. Sometimes I enjoy books more the second time around.

Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding

This is an old favourite of mine and I decided to read it again. You’ve probably seen the movies but I still prefer the books as they are SO funny! Bridget Jones is a singleton living in London and she documents her life diary style. Between her overbearing mother, her flirtatious boss Daniel and an entourage of opinionated friends, Bridget manages to navigate her complicated life with humour and wit.

I lost count of how many laugh out moments I had whilst reading this! It’s the perfect read for the modern woman and so relatable. If you haven’t read it you must!

That covers my recent reads. I still have a handful of novels that are waiting to be read, which I’ll blog about in a future post!

What are you reading at the moment? Any recommendations?


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  1. Anna
    February 15, 2019 / 10:20 pm

    Hi Roxane
    I would love to start reading again

    • abeautywanderer
      February 25, 2019 / 6:14 pm

      Hopefully you can start soon 🙂

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